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PopKelly ClarksonPiece By Piece[RCA] 1.5 starsContemporary popular music is enduring a serious personality crisis. As in, it’s very difficult to ascertain any actual musical personality these d... Read More

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Country/Folk/Roots James McMurtry, “Complicated Game” (Complicated Game). “The wedding party is raging yet/How the old and desperate misbehave/The limo smells like cocaine sweat/c... Read More

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PopImagine DragonsSmoke & Mirrors[Interscope]∆zMan, it’s really hard to breathe in here.Imagine Dragons conjures such slick, air-conditioned and windowless environments throughout it... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DISC REVIEW: Pop Imagine Dragons "Smoke & Mirrors" [Interscope] 1.5 stars Man, it’s really hard to breathe in here. Imagine Dragons conjures such slick, air-conditioned and window... Read More

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pop Father John Misty, “I Love You, Honeybear” (Sub-Pop). “Maybe love is just an economy based on resource scarcity,” sings Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, during what... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, February 21, 2015

In January 2004, Buffalo was wrestling with another wild winter. At Kleinhans Music Hall, in the midst of a whiteout, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra played the Symphony No. 2 of Finnish composer J... Read More

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hip-hopDrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late[Cash Money]∆zEven Drake’s fans seem to be a bit confused. Is the Canadian actor/rapper’s bum-rush-released 17-track ... Read More

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ClassicalMozartDesperate HeroinesSandrine Piau, sopranoThe Mozarteum Orchestra, SalzburgIvor Bolton, conductor[Naive]3.5 starsGet into opera, and one of the first Italian words you will learn will be ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Even Drake’s fans seem to be a bit confused. Is the Canadian actor/rapper’s bum-rush-released 17-track “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” a mix tape or an actual album? Comments surrou... Read More

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Americana Rhiannon Giddens, Tomorrow Is My Turn, (Nonesuch). As introductory statements go, Rhiannon Giddens’ “Tomorrow Is My Turn” comes with a hefty backstory. We’ve known about Gidden... Read More
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